The AAF NYC 2011 featured Artists
Interior Angle, art design Gallery, is proud to represent five of the artists from their portfolio at The Affordable Art Fair in New York City at the beginning of May 2011.
Interior Angle is delighted to have been invited back for a second year to exhibit a collection of artists represented at the Gallery in Chelmsford in Essex.
This is such an exciting event to attend for both the Artists and the Gallery.
The New York City AAF takes place in central Manhattan, opposite The Empire State building, so it really is quite an event to attend!
The Artists Interior Angle will be exhibiting this Spring are, Tom Lewis, Natasha Barnes, Dom Pattinson and new to the collection are Ben Allen and Kitty Finegan, both artists living and working in Brighton.
All these artists exhibit work within the gallery based behind Chelmsford’s mainline train station all year round and together show an amazing eclectic mix of art between them.
Interior Angle feels passionately about each of these Artist’s portfolios submitted to the Gallery and have seen a great interest so far from collectors in the UK.
TOM LEWIS, urban artist… recently shot to fame after his work was included in the popular television show Junior Apprentice last year. After selling out in record time following the broadcast in June, Tom Lewis’ work became a “must have” for collectors, including first time buyers. Waiting lists for his paintings have been getting longer by the day and now stretch well into the year. In 2010 Tom Lewis has become one of the most sought after urban artists. After a sell out exhibition of a Landscape Original Collection back in October 2009 at the London Affordable Art Fair, Interior Angle introduced Tom Lewis onto the US art market, this time showing a collection of original character paintings. Once again the collection was a sell out on the Private View evening of the New York City Affordable Art Fair, May 2010.
On Interior Angle’s return from NY, Tom Lewis appeared on an episode of Lord Sugar’s cult TV show, the BBC Junior Apprentice.
Interior Angle’s resident artist, Tom Lewis was one of a number of artists hand-picked by Sir Alan’s young professionals as they try their hand at art dealing on the BBC ‘Junior Apprentice’ June 2010.
The gallery was invited to a private view of the teenagers’ temporary gallery space to support them but also to test their creative selling techniques.
The two teams were given six artists to visit, and had to choose two to represent at a private art sale the following day. As the two teams clashed over Tom Lewis as the artist they both wanted, the decision was left to Tom Lewis. The team he chose went onto win their task!
NATASHA BARNES, abstract artist… published all over the world Natasha has been working on much larger expressive pieces of abstract art in recent years. After a successful solo show in London in 2010 and sell out collections at the Affordable Art fairs in London and New York, Natasha’s unique use of colour and texture is fast becoming a sought after style of art to have hanging in the home. Her name is whispered in the galleries of London, Paris and New York and she currently holds the title of South Africa’s most published artist. You will find her reproductions in John Lewis, Selfridges and Hallmark and you won’t be surprised to come across an original costing anything between two and six thousand pounds.
Her paintings generate such extraordinary emotions from simply looking at them. Being completely abstract, they look like nothing but boards splattered with paint. But take a minute, stand, look, and imagine, and out comes a whole world you never saw before. Barnes truly does capture the essence of one’s imagination and that, is art.
BEN ALLEN, pop artist… a new artist to Interior Angle for the Art Fair exhibits this year. After becoming one of the best selling Artists in the Gallery in the last 6 months, this exciting new collection of work from Ben is the strongest to date. With it’s bold and colourful subjects, the eye is drawn immediately to this collection. He has worked with many clients including Levis, Virgin, Channel 5, Nokia, DJ Erick Morrillo, Subliminal Records and The Hoxton Hotel.
He has exhibited his paintings in venues and galleries internationally as well as selling to celebrities such as Richard Branson, Stephen Dorff, Sophie Ellis- Bextor, DJ Dan Williams and Jade Jagger.
Working in a multitude of media and materials, influences include comic book art, surfing, skateboard culture, Japanese graphics, the Mexican "Dia de la Muerte", typography, nature and the human condition.
Bens work is in private collections throughout the UK, in Australia, New York, Barcelona, Japan, Ibiza and has featured in Design Week, The Observer, The Times, Elle Déco, Plus1, FRANKIE and GQ magazines to name but a few.
DOM PATTINSON, urban artist… After only 18 months of Gallery representation Dom Pattinson has so far achieved sell out collections at London and New York City Affordable Art Fairs in 2009 and 2010. The art with attitude consists of paint, collage and stencil work on large canvas pieces instead of walls, a fairly unusual base for this style of art to some extent. Incorporating the raw feel of street art, Dom captures a fun, but cheeky mood, drawing us into the reality of wit. For his first venture into the London AAF market in 2009 Dom’s first painting to sell was, “Tits out for the Brits” which has since become one of the most sought after paintings of his to date. The New York collection for 2010 was incredibly well received, with American influences incorporated into the subjects and scripts, this proved to be just as popular on the other side of the Atlantic, resulting in a second sell out collection. In March 2011 Dom saw his first solo exhibition in London, a great achievement in an Artist at such early stages. This was greatly anticipated by the collectors of Dom’s work.
KITTY FINEGAN, graphic artist…Kitty Finegan produces memorable, mischievous, and occasionally timeless art; infused with colour, emotion and a dusting of Razzle Dazzle. Her love of lists, catalogues and setting the scene has steered her recent work into themes; concentrating on the female form and all of its emotional and physical entanglements. Simple ideas mingled with intricate graphic detail, juicy colour schemes and a cheeky title, reflect Kitty Finegan's passions: 1960's hair doo's, comics, beer mats, pin-up art, one-liners and early printing methods. She has had four very successful years exhibiting at The Glasgow Art Fair but her latest project has taken her off into the world of design - 'FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS'
This design was part of a flyer campaign produced for British Airways Cabin Crew, asking staff how they were going to vote in an impending ballot for industrial action over pay & conditions.
Photographs of this image were used by the National and International Press, including The Telegraph, LIFE, The Daily Mail, BBC and Getty Images, one of the largest Editorial Photography resources around the world. The image was also used on the front page of The Times.